Occupational Health


Occupational Health
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The Big Chill

Hypothermia occurs when the temperature of the body's inner core has been lowered sufficiently to cause illness. If left untreated, it can eventually lead to death. Key training points: causes; symptoms; prevention; and treatment.

1992, 7 minutes.

VHS English  
Heat Stress

This DVD focuses on preventing illnesses and minimizing safety hazards. It discusses the hazards of hot environments, heat disorders, preventative measures, and first aid. It complies with both NIOSH and OSHA recommendations.

1990, 16 minutes.

DVD English, Spanish, and Portuguese  
Heat Stress

A humorous video explaining the consequences of working in a hot environment. It describes the symptoms of heat stroke and heat exhaustion, their prevention and treatment.

1997, 15 minutes.

VHS English  
Hypothermia: Outdoor Enemy Number One

This Canadian video uses simulations of real life incidents, including a cross-country skier who fails to take proper precautions and a hunter who gets lost, to make its point. It outlines the stages of hypothermia and how the body loses heat, depicting prevention and treatment of hypothermia, and the dangerous body cooling caused by outdoor activity in cold, wet, windy conditions.

1997, 17 minutes.

VHS English  
Lifesaving Through Air Monitoring

Describes how to test the air in the workplace. The gases tested include oxygen, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulfide, and combustibles.

1997, 5 minutes.

VHS English  
Skin Protection

The most common on-the-job illnesses involves the skin, the body’s largest organ. This video describes the more frequent injuries to the skin and how to prevent them.

1997, 5 minutes.

VHS English  
TB Respiratory Protection: Administrator's Review

Loretta Swit takes you step-by-step through developing a respiratory protection program for tuberculosis. This presentation supplements the NIOSH publication TB Respiratory Protection in Health Care Facilities: Administrator's Guide. Topics covered include: risk assessment; standard operating procedures; respirator selection, use, and maintenance; training; and program evaluation.

2001, 25 minutes.

VHS English  
Safety 101: Heat Stress - Don't Lose Your Cool

This video program provides a no-nonsense approach to heat stress and how to prevent or treat heat disorders. Includes: sunburn, heat rash, exhaustion, stroke, acclimatization, work procedures, fluid intake, eating habits, and clothing.

2000, 14 minutes.

VHS - Kit English  
Winter Safety

Topics in this video include: signs and treatment of hypothermia and frostbite; prevention of hypothermia and frostbite; and off-the-job winter safety.

1993, 14 minutes.

DVD English and Spanish  
Shiftwork: Preventing Fatigue

High rates of illness and death result from shift work fatigue. This program helps educate employees on how to manage time at home and work.

2000, 13 minutes.

VHS English  
Managing Healthcare Stress

Every worker in a health care setting, from management to housekeeping, will benefit from viewing this program. Topics include: stress-producing scenarios unique to healthcare environments; dietary and exercise guidelines; and putting your healthcare environment in perspective.

Year unknown, 17 minutes.

VHS English  
Dealing with Stress

This program highlights the stress-producing scenarios unique to industrial environments. Topics include industrial and office scenes, physical signs of stress, counteracting stress, working with your body, diet, exercise, attitude, and behavior.

Year unknown, 16 minutes.

DVD English, Spanish, and Portuguese  
Caution: Foundry at Work

This program addresses the health risks associated with working in a foundry, including silica, metal fumes, toxic gases, noise and heat. Discusses both administrative and physical controls to avoid the hazards found in typical metal melting and casting processes.

1998, 10 minutes.

VHS English  
Respirators: Your TB Defense and TB Respiratory Protection: Administrator's Review

Emmy Award winner Loretta Swit hosts this presentation of two highly requested NIOSH programs. Respirators: Your TB Defense is designed to educate health care workers on proper respiratory protection. TB Respiratory Protection: Administrator's Review takes you step-by-step through developing a respiratory protection program for tuberculosis. 

2002, 48 minutes.

DVD English  
Working with Stress

This presentation looks closely at the role that stress plays in the productivity - or lack of productivity - in a work setting. The program addresses both individual issues (coping skills, outside influences, etc.) and management issues (environment, communication, etc.).

2002, 17 minutes.

DVD English  
Working Outdoors: Mosquitoes and Ticks

This program will teaches outdoor workers proven methods for avoiding the insect bites, and the early warning signs of diseases such as Lyme disease, encephalitis and West Nile virus. It includes basic PPE, where mosquitoes breed, and how to prevent tick bites.

2004, 15 minutes.

DVD English and Spanish  
Heat Stress: Code Red

Heat stress, heat stroke, heat rashes, heat cramps – all are dangerous. This DVD addresses heat safety topics such as: acclimatization, hydration, proper clothing, and signs of heat fatigue.

2008, 13 minutes.

DVD English, Spanish, and Portuguese  
MRSA Awareness

This DVD defines MRSA (methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus), how is it spread, symptoms of infection, and preventing exposure.

2008, 11 minutes.

DVD English, Spanish, and Portuguese  
Beat the Heat: Preventing and Treating Heat Disorders

Topics in this program include thermo-regulation of the body, the importance of replenishing fluids, prevention, and treatment.

1995, 7 minutes.

DVD English, Spanish, and Portuguese  
Shiftwork: Circadian Survival

This video describes the sleep cycle and how to survive working the night shift.

1997, 20 minutes.

DVD English